MRF May 2019 Update
By Andy Kelly
In case you have not heard, Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced a resolution addressing motorcyclist profiling on March 26. The House Resolution 255 has three key points:
1. Promoting increased public awareness on issues motorcyclist profiling
2. Encouraging collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law enforcement to engage in efforts to end motorcycle profiling
3. Urging State law enforcement officials to include statements condemning motorcyclist profiling in written policies and training materials.
The bipartisan cosponsors of House Resolution 255 as of the time I am writing this are, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), Rep. Billy Long (R-MO), Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY).
Make your voice heard and take action for all motorcycle riders by personally contacting your Representative in Washington D.C. and asking them to cosponsor House Resolution 255, or even easier go to the Motorcycle Riders Foundation website:
click on Legislative
then click on Legislative Action Center
then click on Federal Legislative Issues
then click on the blue box that says “TAKE ACTION”
then type in your Zip Code
then click the Blue button and the message that you will be sending to your Representative will come up.
At the bottom of the page there will be boxes to be filled out with your information, once that is done click on submit and if it is filled out correctly you will receive a thank you.
Another choice you have, is to join us in Washington D.C., on May 21,2019, for the 11th Annual Bikers Iside the Beltway. This is an opportunity for you to join fellow riders from across the country at the ONLY National Motorcyclist Lobby Day held in our nation’s Capital.